Tables are about taking a ‘believer in Jesus’ and moving them towards ‘looking more like Jesus'
Discipleship is not a destination, it’s a direction.
First Church Tables are about taking a ‘believer in Jesus’ and moving them towards ‘looking more and more like Jesus’.
First Church Tables is a place where your belief begins to become part of the DNA of who you are in your everyday life, always growing in the direction toward Jesus.
Your First Church Table will meet once each week for a few months, at the church or in someone’s home. You’ll talk through a book, scripture or just life. There are First Church Tables for adults in several stages in their life.
We also offer Academy Classes for those who prefer a classroom style learning environment.
Depending on the Table Group you choose, we offer Children's Programming for kids of all ages.
St. Joseph Campus - Sunday, April 28th
Immediately following the 11 am service - Lunch and childcare provided
If you're new to First Church or you've been around awhile and never attended, Starting Point is for you. Starting Point is a one-hour class where you'll learn about what First Church believes, what we value and what we do. Once completed, you will be a voting member at First Church.
Finding I am - (Women's Table Group)
By Lysa TerKeurst
St. Joseph Campus, March 6th – May 1st
Wednesday mornings, 9:30am–11:15am,
Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm–8:00pm or
Saturday mornings, 9:00am-11am (starts March 9th)
Stevensville Campus, March 6th - May 1st
Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Best-selling author and speaker, Lysa TerKeurst will lead you through the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. You won’t want to miss Lysa’s beautiful teaching videos as she walks through the streets of Israel. She will help you explore the cry of your heart and remind you that Jesus cares about your deep, spiritual wrestling. Come gain a better understanding of how Jesus’ words 2,000 years ago are so applicable to us today!
PLEASE NOTE: If you participated in a Winter 2019 Table Group, you do NOT need to register for this Spring study. You will automatically be enrolled with your current table group.
Jesus' Farewell Discourse (Men's Table Group)
St. Joseph Campus, Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm-8:00pm - ongoing
Knowing the time was fast approaching for Him to depart this world, Jesus spent His final hours with His closest friends. As the disciples sat with their Master, unaware of what would soon take place, Jesus served them, taught them, and prayed for them. In this course, we will see a vivid picture of the disciples' final moments with their Savior. Carefully walking through John 13–17, we will be reminded of the centrality of Christ in all of life. Video lessons by Dr. Sinclair Ferguson will be followed by small group discussions, prayer, and personal application.
Grace: More than we deserve, Greater than we imagine.
Benton Heights Campus, Sunday mornings, 9:30am-10:30am - Ongoing
Don't settle for a wimpy grace. This study takes you on a journey to discover the depth of God's grace - greater than you can imagine, more than you deserve, and all that you need. Max Lucado asks a deeper question: Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace? God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-down-ness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you. From insecure to God secure. From regret riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid to die to ready to fly. Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off.
The 6 'I Am' Statements of Jesus
St. Joseph Campus, Room 7-8, Sunday Mornings - 11:00am - Ongoing
Jesus said many things over the course of His three year ministry but some of the most important things came in statements surrounding who He was. Come explore these 6 vitally important statements of Jesus with us!
Bridges (Older Adult Class)
St. Joseph Campus Rooms 7-8, Sunday Mornings, 11:00am - Ongoing
This is a study focusing on the life of Jesus and His teaching. We will look at subjects like discipleship, ministry and the gospel. The application will come as we think about how the Lord is still working to transform us--leading us into deeper truth and helping you to become all that God has called you to be.